Ludlow is a town in Massachusetts that was first established back in 1774! The local history is full of old farming families from back in those days, and anyone interested in Revolutionary War and Pre-Revolutionary history will enjoy the trip. Dogs aren’t typically history buffs, though, and Ludlow has enough going on in the present to amuse them! Ludlow has one local vet to keep dogs happy and healthy, and you can branch out into nearby Wilbraham for more veterinary choices if your pup needs a second opinion.
If you want to camp with your pup in the great outdoors, Springfield Camping and Outdoor is a great, local place to go. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s in Ludlow! You can bring your RV or, for actual camping, rent a tent space for you and your (leashed when outside of the campsite) pup.
If you want something more in the style of a day trip, consider Ludlow’s Recreation Department instead. This area is primarily geared towards humans, with sports fields and pools, but the whole family can enjoy the open, grassy picnic areas and walk the paved walking trails. It’s not the biggest park, but it’s got plenty of people watching for social dogs!
At Cadys Corners, you will find the Haviland Pond, sometimes known as Chapin Pond. While this spot is normally popular for fishing, it does have a relaxing little beach you can enjoy with your pup with nice views of the pond. There is golden sand by the water that your furry friend will love to explore, so why not bring a blanket and relax on the next warm day? You can also bring some toys for your dog and play fetch with a ball or Frisbee, before he settles down for a nap beside you.
For a leisurely stroll with your furry friend during the day, check out Library Park in the Town Center. This open space has plenty of green grass and trees that your pup will enjoy sniffing for new scents, as well as a pathway you can use to say fur-well to the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. There are some benches in Library Park where you can rest and enjoy a peaceful retreat and watch the world go by with your dog. Why not bring a ball along if they have been a good boy or girl?
The Town Center of nearby Wilbraham is right next door and only five miles away from Ludlow, which makes it the perfect puptown to take your dog for an adventure day. The White Cedar Swamp will be paradise for your furry friend, with sniff-tastic trails through the forest. You can enjoy hikes through cedar trees and on boardwalks over the swamp. If you start to get hungry, head to Krazy Jake’s for some delicious food and refreshing beverages. This is a dog-friendly restaurant and there are plenty of outdoor table to enjoy with your pup.